Daja Dial captivated hearts across the country during her year as Miss South Carolina.
And while you may know how amazing she was on the Miss America stage, you may not know how her whole pageant journey started! From GreenvilleOnline.com…
“…Her journey… started innocently enough.
She drove from a state cheerleading competition in Columbia to the talent competition in Spartanburg to support her younger cousin. While there, a Miss Upstate Teen official approached her mother.
“She said, ‘Oh my gosh, your daughter is beautiful,'” Dial recalled. “Our pageant is next weekend. Please enter her.”
Dial and her mother decided to give it a shot. She was a natural.
“We have a joke where we say I messed around and won that pageant,” Dial said. “So that is how I fell into it. I just messed around and won that pageant and was bit by the pageant bug — and haven’t been able to get rid of it since.”
lol! I love it! Although I’m guessing Daja might say she didn’t exactly “mess around” in order to win preliminary Swimsuit at Miss America… or “mess around” to win the Miracle Maker award for bringing in $32,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals… and she certainly didn’t “mess around” to finish in the Top 7 at Miss America!
Although, I gotta say, sometimes we do “mess around” and win things – which cause our whole lives to shift in a different direction – And that’s a GOOD thing!
Daja – Thank GOODNESS you “messed around” and became a pageant girl. I know there are hundreds of people across the state of South Carolina and across the country who are better off because of it 🙂 Can’t wait to have you on the podcast – All the Best!
And now, who do we think has the best chance at being named Miss South Carolina 2016? Dear Lord – this pageant is going to be one to watch! In fact, you can! Miss South Carolina is streaming all prelim nights and their finals – Find out more at MissSC.org
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! Junkies Love South Carolina!!!